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The 2021 event, to take place on 4th April, will be the 166th Men’s and the 75th Women’s boat races

Following the announcement earlier this year that six Lucy students were selected for the boat race trials, two students have made it to the final crew. The College wishes them the best of luck on the day and will be watching every moment with great excitement.

The two students selected for the open weight team: 

  • Anouschka Fenley, Law Tripos 

Anouschka previously rowed for the University of Washington (Seattle), raced in the winning Cambridge Blondie crew in 2019 and was selected for the Cambridge Blue Boat in 2020 prior to the race being cancelled. 

  • Sarah Tisdall, MPhil Education 

Sarah is new to the crew this year and previously rowed at Harvard-Radcliffe, University of Queensland boat club, and raced in the U23 Australian national team coxed four in 2019.

Watch Anouschka in the third part of a six-part series covering the build up to the 2021 Gemini Boat Race. In this episode we hear from the 2021 Cambridge University Boat Club Women's squad. Filmed in Ely at Trial Eights in December, following Covid guidelines and before national lockdown.

Anoushka Fenley commented: "We are really excited for the Boat Race which is taking place in April 2021! The race has now moved from the Tideway course to Ely. Unfortunately the 2020 Boat Race was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Despite the challenges that have arisen due to covid, we have been training hard over the past few months and it has been an honour to be able to continue to share this unique experience with my teammates. It was great to be back on the water, and we will continue to be resilient and adapt to the changing situation this coming term."

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You can read more about the boat race here and find out about the crew here

Please remember - The Boat Race 2021 will be a 'closed' event, without spectators, to keep everyone safe. We encourage all Boat Race fans - local or further afield - to follow the races from home, which will be live on the BBC.